Student Organizations

The Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) is an integral part of the career and technical education classroom.  CTSOs play an important role in preparing young people to become college and/or career ready.  CTSOs develop character, citizenship, technical, leadership, and teamwork skills.  CTSOs provide a unique instructional method for attaining the competency goals and objectives identified in each course.

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Business and Information Technology

FBLA is the largest business education student organization in the world! Nearly a quarter of a million high school and middle school students, college and university students, faculty, educators, administrators, and business professionals have chosen to be members of the premier business education association preparing students for careers in business.

Why is FBLA-PBL so popular? Simply, FBLA has developed a unique value program that excites students, faculty and administrators, and business professionals to join the organization.

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Health and Medical Sciences

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Marketing

DECA prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing, finance, hospitality, and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

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Technology and Engineering Education

"The mission of the Technology Student Association is to prepare students for the challenges of a dynamic world by promoting technological literacy, leadership, and problem solving, resulting in personal growth and opportunities."

TSA is the only student organization that focuses specifically on students enrolled in technology education. TSA includes educators, parents, students, and business leaders who believe in the need for a technologically literate society and are working hard to achieve that goal.  Virginia TSA is composed of more than 16,000 high school, middle school, and elementary school students throughout the Commonwealth.

TSA was originally established in 1978 as the American Industrial Arts Student Association (AIASA). In 1988, AIASA changed its name to the Technology Student Association (TSA) to reflect the commitment to the dynamic field of technology and the future.

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Trade and Industrial

SkillsUSA is the recognized student organization for trade and industrial programs in the Virginia. SkillsUSA is a partnership of students, teachers and industry representatives, working together to ensure America has a skilled work force. It helps each student excel. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit organization serving teachers and high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical and skilled service occupations, including health occupations. It was formerly known as VICA (Vocational Industrial Clubs of America).

To learn more about SkillsUSA please visit the local, state, and national website fro additional information and opportunities.

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571-423-4526

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Last Updated

February 10, 2015